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A History of curiosity : the theory of travel, 1550-1800

Author: Justin Stagl
Publisher: Australia : Harwood Academic Publishers, ©1995
Series: Studies in anthropology and history, v. 13.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This volume examines the early modern methodology of anthropological and social research from a critical-historical perspective. The author weaves together a series of separate studies, emphasizing  Read more...

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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Justin Stagl
ISBN: 3718653427 9783718653423 3718656213 9783718656219
OCLC Number: 32949666
Description: viii, 344 pages : illustrations ; 26 cm.
Contents: The methodizing of travel in the sixteenth century : a tale of three cities --
Rerum memoria : early modern enquiries and documentation centres --
Imagines mundi : allegories of the continents in the Baroque and the Enlightenment --
The man who called himself George Psalmanazar, or, The problems of the authenticity of ethnographic description --
Josephinism and social research : the "patriotic traveller" of Count Leopold Berchtold --
August Ludwig Schlözer and the study of mankind according to peoples --
From the private to the sponsored traveller : Volney's reform of travel instruction and the French Revolution.
Series Title: Studies in anthropology and history, v. 13.
Responsibility: Justin Stagl.
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